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This object, known as SXP 1062, is shown as the bright blue X-ray emitting object on the right side of the image above. X-ray pulsations from this object show that it turns once every 17.7 minutes - a short day for earthlings but extremely long by neutron star standards. Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/ESA/XMM-Newton/L. Oskinova, W. Sun, M. Guerrero; Optical: AURA/NOAO/CTIO/R.Gruendl/Y.H.Chu.

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